SACRED PLEASURE SEX MYTH AND THE POLITICS OF THE BODY NEW PATHS TO POWER AND LOVE

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Sacred Pleasure

Author : Riane Eisler
ISBN : 9780062030757
Genre : Social Science
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Riane Eisler shows us how history has consistently promoted the link between sex and violence—and how we can sever this link and move to a politics of partnership rather than domination in all our relations.
Category: Social Science

Pagan Visions For A Sustainable Future

Author : Ly De Angeles
ISBN : 9780738708249
Genre : Religion
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Presents a collection of writings through which eleven activists, authors, and academics debate critical issues facing modern pagans. Original.
Category: Religion

The Hidden Spirituality Of Men

Author : Matthew Fox
ISBN : 1577317920
Genre : Social Science
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It is no secret that men are in trouble today. From war to ecological collapse, most of the world’s critical problems stem from a distorted masculinity out of control. Yet our culture rewards the very dysfunctions responsible for those problems. To Matthew Fox, our crucial task is to open our minds to a deeper understanding of the healthy masculine than we receive from our media, culture, and religions. Popular religion forces the punitive imagery of fundamentalism on us, pushing most men away from their natural yearning for spirituality and toward intolerance and domination. Meanwhile, many men, particularly young men, are looking for images of healthy masculinity to emulate and finding nothing. To awaken what Fox calls “the sacred masculine,” he unearths ten metaphors, or archetypes, ranging from the Green Man, an ancient pagan symbol of our fundamental relationship with nature, to the Grandfatherly Heart to the Spiritual Warrior. He explores archetypes of sacred marriage, showing how partnership becomes the ultimate expression of healthy masculinity. By stirring our natural yearning for healthy spirituality, Fox argues, these timeless archetypes can inspire men to pursue their higher calling to reinvent the world.
Category: Social Science

True Sexual Morality

Author : Daniel R. Heimbach
ISBN : 9781433516023
Genre : Religion
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Daniel Heimbach examines the biblical teachings on sexual morality as well as four counterfeit views that have crept into our "sexually revolutionized" society. He gives us an in-depth look at the moral relativism that has spread through our culture and opens our eyes to the effects that nonbiblical sexual choices have on individuals, the family, the church, and the culture.
Category: Religion

A Pathway To Union

Author : Ariana Khent
ISBN : 9781440193354
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Reunite your feminine and masculine selves and create personal and global transformation A Pathway to Union challenges a five-thousand-year old masculine-dominant belief system, which fosters division, separation, and death and offers an in-depth look at a new, balanced feminine and masculine perspective that promotes wholeness, interconnectedness, and respect for life. Learn how you can facilitate this evolutionary transition by observing, tapping into, and trusting the data streaming from your feelings (heart/feminine), thoughts (mind/masculine) and the physical body. In this transformative step-by-step guide you will: See how the masculine qualities of action, leadership, and thinking must always contain the feminine characteristics of compassion, creativity, and feeling. Probe the benefits of setting healthy boundaries, utilizing left- and right-brain functions, living in the present, and much more. Discover your invaluable worth and the contribution personal transformation makes to humanity's collective shift. Raise your awareness through practical, supportive exercises, and narrative stories. Marrying the feminine (heart) and masculine (mind) requires a radical shift in consciousness. A Pathway to Union serves as a blueprint to awaken, and explore what it means to fully integrate feminine and masculine attributes into your life in the twenty-first century.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

S E X Second Edition

Author : Heather Corinna
ISBN : 9780738218854
Genre : Health & Fitness
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As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your life, body, and mind can be mighty overwhelming. When it comes to sex, everyone seems to have strong feelings and opinions about who you should be and what you should (shouldn't) do. How do you decide who to listen to? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen have provided sex education and information to millions of young people, parents, and mentors since 1998; S.E.X tackles all the big topics: Self-image and how to find and claim your own sexual self How to best protect and support your sexual and emotional health Sorting out gender and sexual identities, even when they're complicated and confusing The latest on contraceptive methods and other reproductive choices, sexually transmitted infections, and safer sex Finding, creating, and managing healthy and happy relationships How to set and respect limits and boundaries, and rock consent Identifying, preventing, or healing from abuse or assault ...and much more. Whatever your gender or sexual identity, whether you've already been actively exploring your sexuality or are only just getting curious, S.E.X clearly spells out what you need and want to know—no shame, no judgement, just comprehensive and accurate info in a clear, straightforward language.
Category: Health & Fitness

Partners In Pleasure

Author : Paul Pearsall
ISBN : 0897933230
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Argues that the pursuit of individual success is ultimately harmful, drawing on ancient Polynesian wisdom to identify a less narcissistic road to self-fulfillment.
Category: Family & Relationships

Tomorrow S Children

Author : Riane Eisler
ISBN : 0813365694
Genre : Education
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In the wake of the tragedy of the shootings in Littleton at Columbine High School and other killings of children by children, there is increasing recognition of the urgent need for a deep systemic reassessment of what we are teaching our children. Based on the multidisciplinary research conducted by Riane Eisler over three decades, Tomorrow's Children presents a new integrated model for education: the partnership model.This model is an outgrowth of the cultural transformation theory developed by Dr. Eisler in her classic work The Chalice and the Blade. In that book, Eisler identifies a continuum of patterns for structuring relations. At one end of the continuum is the partnership model, which embodies equity, environmental sustainability, multiculturalism, and gender-fairness. At the opposite end of the continuum is the dominator model, which has marred much of our civilization. This model emphasizes control, authoritarianism, violence, gender discrimination, and environmental destruction. Eisler also shows that we today stand at a crossroads, where a shift to the partnership end of the continuum is essential for human welfare, and possibly survival. A new kind of education system is required to effectuate this shift.Tomorrow's Children applies the partnership model to education from kindergarten to twelfth grade and beyond, providing practical guidance for educators, parents, and students. Rather than one more add-on to existing methods and curricula, it provides a systemic approach that offers a more accurate and hopeful picture of what being human means. The curriculum loom and learning tapestry Eisler presents in Tomorrow's Children integrate three primary components of teaching and learning: what Eisler calls partnership process, partnership structure, and partnership content. The book melds Eisler's research and the work of many progressive educators into a cohesive and compelling blueprint for the kind of proactive education children need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As Nel Noddings, a noted professor of education from Stanford University, writes, “the adoption of a partnership model in both schools and the larger society is essential for human life to flourish.”
Category: Education

Sacred Sexual Union

Author : Anaiya Sophia
ISBN : 9781620551493
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Experience the orgasmic rapture of Sacred Union with your Twin Soul and the Divine • Includes practices in sacred sexuality, emotional intimacy, and soul awareness to awaken the Love, Power, and Wisdom of your soul, attract your Twin Soul, and satisfy your soul’s longing to reunite with God • Draws on teachings from Gnosticism, Sufi mysticism, the Kabbalah, Kundalini yoga, sexual shamanism, the Egyptian Mystery schools, and Christ Consciousness • Offers examples of Sacred Union, including Jesus and Mary Magdalene and Rumi and Shams as well as experiences of modern couples Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Rumi and Shams, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Isis and Osiris--in these sacred unions we recognize the merging not only of Twin Souls but also of these lovers with the Divine. In Sacred Sexual Union, Anaiya Sophia shows this Holy Marriage, complete reunification with your Twin Soul and God, is not a secret reserved for the initiated or a tradition lost to the ages. It is a potent, living spiritual path enabling two beloveds to experience the primordial state of creation as one soul blessed by the Divine Light and Love of their Creator. Drawing on teachings from Gnosticism, Sufi mysticism, the Kabbalah, Kundalini yoga, sexual shamanism, the Egyptian Mystery Schools, and Christ Consciousness, the author reveals the complete alchemical process of Sacred Union. She provides physical, meditative, and psychological practices that combine sacred sexuality, emotional intimacy, and transparent soul awareness to awaken the magnetic energies of your soul, draw your Twin Soul to you, and, with Twin Souls reunited, experience the passionate rapturous remembrance of becoming one with God. She explores ancient writings and rituals of Sacred Union--known as Hieros Gamos in ancient Sumeria, Sacred Marriage in the Kabbalah, Yab Yum in Tibetan Buddhism, and the Bridal Chamber in Gnostic Christianity--and offers examples of Sacred Union throughout the ages, including experiences from her own spiritual journey. More than a meditative or yogic practice, Sacred Sexual Union offers a transformative spiritual path to embrace the threefold flame of Power, Love, and Wisdom and satisfy your soul’s longing for wholeness and reunion with the Divine.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Real Wealth Of Nations

Author : Riane Eisler
ISBN : 9781442964105
Genre : Business & Economics
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I have called this book The Real Wealth of Nations because it shows that our most important economic assets are not financial that the real wealth of nations consists of the contributions of people and our natural environment. To address the needs of our world today, we have to bring together knowledge from many areas. I therefore draw from many fields in addition to economics, including advances in both the social and natural sciences. I also propose practical steps for moving both economic and social systems in a positive direction. I have written this book to invite discussion and action. It is a book for everyone who wants a better life and a better world, and is looking for practical tools to realize these goals. I am confident that together we can build a new economic system that promotes creativity and generosity rather than greed and destructiveness. Indeed, I am convinced that this is the only viable option at this critical juncture in our cultural and planetary evolution.
Category: Business & Economics